Back to Blog Supply Chain Management Technology: Start to Finish Support Blog Share Share on FacebookFollow us on LinkedInShare on PinterestShare via Email Supply Chain Management Technology: Start to Finish Support Each student in the Associate of Applied Business in Supply Chain Management Technology program at UC Online has access to a Student Success Coordinator to help guide them from enrollment to graduation. Learn more about the support students receive while enrolled at UC Online from Marvin T., Student Success Coordinator for Supply Chain Management Technology. Background My perspective on higher education is framed in realized potential. I believe that education has the power to open doors to endless opportunities. I have seen firsthand how it enables people to develop their unique gifts and talents. During my time as a University of Cincinnati student, I cultivated my love of community building and collaboration. Since then, it has been a personal mantra of mine that we all rise by lifting others. This desire to help has spilled over into many roles I’ve held in education, non-profit, and finance, where I was lucky enough to support others’ goals and dreams. I am so grateful to be a Student Success Coordinator, a position where I can help students on their educational journeys. Orientation Support: When a student enters the Associate of Applied Business in Supply Chain Management Technology program, the first step is to have a welcome call with me. During this call, I want to ensure that students have all the resources and information they need to begin and complete the program successfully. This call is also a perfect time to walk through many of the important systems that students will be using throughout their program, including Catalyst, our system for record-keeping, and Canvas, the learning management system through which our students attend class. By the end of our call, I want to make sure students clearly understand what they’ll experience as online students and that I’ve addressed all of their questions. I make it a point to explain that I will be supporting my Supply Chain Management Technology students through the completion of their program. Something unique to our students is the availability of an additional Canvas Navigator Workshop for those who want to get more time in our online learning management system. This is offered in a virtual format during the first two weeks of each semester and can expound on the basic knowledge that students receive from the New Student Orientation. Admissions Support: For financial aid questions or concerns, UC Online has a dedicated staff member to assist online students. In addition, the University of Cincinnati Clermont Student Success Office is always readily available to answer questions for students in our Supply Chain Management Technology program. As a student success coordinator, I can also connect students to our resources in the Student One Stop along with our Learning Commons, which provide free resources for students who would like to access tools such as our Academic Writing Center or Success Skills Workshops. Our Supply Chain Management Technology online students will have two dedicated points of contact. In addition to me, our students will be assigned an academic advisor who will assist them each semester with registration, course planning, and their graduation plan. Course Registration: In the University of Cincinnati system Catalyst, students will handle their own course registrations, but I’m here to help if they need assistance. For their first semester, I’ll provide them with a list of required courses. Once they start the program, they’ll collaborate with an instructor and an advisor to choose their courses based on their interests and past credits. They’ll then create a graduation plan in the My Graduation Plan system. Each semester, they should register only for the classes listed in their plan to ensure they’re on track to graduate. If students have any questions or concerns, they’re encouraged to reach out to me or their academic advisor before enrolling. Check-ins: Every student’s situation is unique, so although there are some standard check-ins over the course of the program, I like to make myself readily available for students anytime. As a priority, I’ll reach out to all new students for a check-in to ensure they’re satisfied with their courses and the program. Throughout the semester, I’ll send reminders about important program details, dates, and deadlines. It is also important to me that you receive any relevant industry information or trends, so I will share that information from time to time. I collaborate closely with the academic advisor for this program and conduct additional check-ins with students, as necessary. Graduation Support: Having a clear graduation plan is essential for student success. That’s why each student has their own plan uploaded into the My Graduation Plan system. They’ll work directly with their academic advisor to create this plan, which they’ll follow each semester when registering for classes. Since each student’s journey is unique, it’s crucial for them to adhere to their graduation plan to monitor their academic progress. I will also consistently review your plan if changes are made and communicate any important updates to the curriculum or course structure. Upon completion of the Supply Chain Management Technology program, students can seamlessly transition into the Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies in Applied Administration program to continue their education. In these cases, I work with students to get them connected to their Enrollment Services Advisor, who walks them through the application process for the Bachelor in Applied Administration program. If the Associate of Applied Business in Supply Chain Management Technology program is the right fit for you, I’m eager to meet you and support you through graduation!